NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Three Major Medical Centers as “Official Health Services Providers”

Hackensack University Health Network, Hospital for Special Surgery, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital to Provide Medical Services to Host Committee, Staff and Fans

New York—November 14, 2013 

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee today announced a partnership with three leading NY/NJ area hospitals - Hackensack University Health Network, Hospital for Special Surgery, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital – to serve as “Official Health Services Providers” for the Host Committee. The three renowned hospitals will provide comprehensive care to the local community and the thousands of visitors traveling to the region for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Hackensack University Health Network, the largest healthcare system in northern New Jersey, includes Hackensack UMC, the No. 1 hospital in New Jersey; Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked No.1 nationally in orthopedics; and NewYork-Presbyterian, the No. 1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area. The three health care providers will work closely with the Super Bowl Host Committee, the National Football League and governmental agencies to ensure that any medical and emergency needs are met during Super Bowl week activities, and that volunteers, staff and fans stay healthy and safe during the Super Bowl. All three medical centers are sponsors of the New York Giants and will have a strong presence at many of the events leading up to and during Super Bowl week.

“Having the Super Bowl in the highly populated NY/NJ area requires highly skilled medical expertise, which we are fortunate to have in these leading hospitals. Their designated role will be ‘Official Health Service Providers,’ as we prepare to host a successful Super Bowl XLVIII in the region,” said Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Company. “We are confident that these institutions will be a great resource to us and the community during this historic event.”

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 4 in rheumatology, and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S.News & World Report (2013-14), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2012, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.

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